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Colonial and State Records of North Carolina
Letters from William Tryon to Edmund Fanning
Tryon, William, 1729-1788
April 06, 1771
Volume 08, Page 704

Wrote Colonel Edmund Fanning a Copy of the Letter of the 19th March entered under page 41, and directed him to raise 200 Men
from the Orange Regiment, wrote him also the following letter vizt

Newbern 6th April 1771.

You will embody the Forces ordered to be raised from the Orange Regiment of Militia in the Town of Hillsborough on the 5th of May next but in case you judge the Motions of the Insurgents should make it necessary for you earlier to assemble your Troops you may use your discretion in this respect and march them if you think proper to join the Forces on their March from Newbern.